Serra de Monchique: Fóia
The highest elevation in the Algarve and in southern Portugal
Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible fr...
The imposing Moorish castle of Silves used to be the cultural centre of the Algarve
Built by the Almoravid Arabs in the 11th century, the imposing and admirable Silves Castle is today a popular place for leisure and recreation, although it still serves a...
Silves: Catedral Sé
The cathedral of Silves was erected as seat of the first bishop of the Algarve after the final re-conquest of the city in 1242 by King Afonso III
The cathedral (pt. "Sé") of Silves, erected in the 13. Century after the reconquest of the Algarve by King Afonso III, is said to be the most important s...
Sra. da Rocha: Chapel
A picturesque little chapel on clifftop west of Armação de Pêra
The chapel Nossa Senhora da Rocha is located in one of the nicest parts of the so called "Rocky Algarve", framed by the beaches Praia da Nossa Sra. da Rocha and...
Tavira: Camera Obscura
The Camera Obscura, installed in the renovated tower of Tavira
The old water tower was built in 1931 on the height of Santa Maria near the Moorish castle to supply water to the entire city of Tavira. It is now hosting the first and o...
Tavira: Convento do Graça
Former Monastery Convento da Graça, now converted into a hotel (Pousada de Tavira)
In the Convento da Graça, a former 16th Century Convent carefully restored and offering superb accommodation This was once the Convent of the Cloistered Augusti...
Tavira: Igreja da Misericórdia
The church is one of the finest samples of the renaissance architecture in the Algarve
The church, erected in the mid of the 16th Century by André Pilarte from Tavira, who was also engaged in the construction of the famous Monastery of Hieronymus in ...
Vila do Bispo: Montes dos Amantes
Neolithical menhirs (5.000 B.P.) in the surroundings of Vila do Bispo
Footprints of early human beings can be found at various places in the Algarve. One of the best documented examples is the menhir garden "Montes dos Amantes" ne...
Vila do Bispo: Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
The natural reserve of the Costa Vicentina - the western coast of the Algarve and southern Alentejo
The Algarvian western coast between Cabo de São Vicente near Sagres and Odexeice, bordering to the Alentejo. The so-called "Costa Vicentina", the west...
Vilamoura: Cerro da Vila
Escavations of a Roman settlement near the lagoon of the Ribeira de Quarteira
The archaeological station of Cerro de Vila is situated at the northern corner of the marina of Vilamoura on site no more than 10 metres above sea level. Although the are...